Former Gov. Codey Blasts NY Post For Article Mocking Christie’s Weight While Visiting Kosel

PHOTO: State Sen. Richard Codey, who has publicly fought with Gov. Chris Christie several times, came to the governor’s defense today after a newspaper story poked fun at his weight. Codey, a former governor, was offended by a New York Post article about Christie’s visit to Israel headlined “The whale at the wall,” saying the paper should be “ashamed.”

“The article is insulting not only to the governor but to those who hold those sites sacred. It is also a slap in the face to journalists who take their work seriously,” said Codey (D-Essex).

Aside from the headline, the article said Christie made a “huge impression” at the holy site known as the Wailing Wall, or Western Wall, and “brought his political heft” to it.

“Governor Christie and I have our disagreements, but no one should be subjected to the kind of grammar school innuendos and stupid puns that are splashed throughout the headline and story,” said Codey. More in Star Ledger. Photo credit: Dan Alexander.

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  1. the navy seal interrupted the governor – so he was served.
    Christie never interrupted the reporter – so no reason to serve him.

    this is the typical liberal so called “journalism” that twisted, and spun the trayvon incident.
    seriously, all media – every single one; from tv, to press, to online, to personal blogs that have a following = SHOULD TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK INTO THE DEFINITION OF “ETHICS”. they are getting way out of control, and absolutely ruining the face of true journalism as we know it.

  2. Lighten up people. I saw a similar headline on drudgereport last night, and found it very funny. I really don’t think þhe gov is so sensitive. He certainly comes across as brash and no holds barred.

  3. wow looks like the commedy section take a look at the caption above the picture i must say the photographer did a great job i definately dont want him/her for my wedding

  4. Here is my take. The bottom line is the ny post has a picture of Christie wearing a yarlmulka. Nuff Said. The picture speaks for itself.

  5. While I am not so obese I do Know how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off, especially if Hashem gave you the type of body that enjoys food, doesn’t lose weight easily etc. So I think it was very wrong for the Post to make such unseemly comments about the governor. Being fat doesn’t make someone a worse person and being thin doesn’t make someone better.

  6. The Governor is the best thing that happened to New Jersey, and I say that without even comparing him to Florio, McGreevy (remember him?) and Corzine.

  7. he’s a great guy a great gov !! He’s called a person stupid based on his actions …. Its not right to call a person based on his figure
    lets c what will happen to them when he runs for president……..

  8. Oh get a life – u think the governor is such a baby !? He was called fatso all his life among many other names what’s the big deal – we don’t need a senator 2 “stick up” for him !! Its total child talk and shouldn’t even b a topic of conversation ! What a childish world we live in 2day

  9. Just because you are heavy ,doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt when someone makes fun of you. It has to hurt his family too. Grow up and show respect.. Who knows what you will look like in the future?

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